• Justin Press, 2009, Soft Cover, 286 Pages "Canadian Converts is the first collection of conversion stories in Canadian literature. Eleven contemporary Canadians relate the stories of their conversion to the Roan Catholic Church in brief, yet intimate and vivid self-portraits. From very diverse religious and social backgrounds these men and women trace their paths to Rome through a secular environment of indifference or hostility. their courage is a testimony to the liberating power and unchanging attraction of the truth." (From the back cover)
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    By Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler Publisher: Ignatius Press 1995, Softcover, 106 pages In order to arrive at a correct understanding of the much discussed topic of clerical celibacy, it is clearly necessary to clarify the pertinent facts and regulations found within the Church from its beginnings until the present time. Further, it is also necessary to explore the theological reasons for celibacy. This can only be done on the basis of a knowledge of the relevant sources and of current scholarship, especially if Cardinal Stickler's presentation is to be accepted as valid and scientifically credible. In order to understand the historical development of celibacy in the Western and Eastern Churches, this study will begin with an analysis of the actual concept of clerical celibacy which necessarily lies at the basis of the respective obligations that it imposes. In addition, in order that Stickler's conclusions be solidly founded, he provides an outline of the method which a proper treatment of this argument demands. The final part will be dedicated to the theological presuppositions and foundations of celibacy. (from the back cover)
  • Doubleday, 828 pages, Soft Cover Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years' complete summary of what Catholics throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of the saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (theCreed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments) and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation. (From the back cover)  
  • By Fr. René Laurentin Publisher: Pauline Books & Media 2006, Softcover On the evening of July 18, 1830, an extraordinary event occurred in the life of a young novice. Waking shortly before midnight at the insistent summons of an angel, Catherine Labouré hastened to make an appointment requested of her by the Virgin Mary. Over the next several months, this privileged young woman would understand that she was to be the carrier of a message greater than herself, a message that must remain a secret between her and heaven... René Laurentin, author of the best-selling Bernadette Speaks, recounts the life of Catherine Labouré in this meticulously researched biography. Catherine Labouré: Visionary of the Miraculous Medal presents the fascinating and inspiring story of the French Sister of Charity who became the focus of much popular religious devotion, extending to our own time. St. Catherine Labouré's story of humility, courage, and holiness is unforgettable. Her quiet life of service is a powerful witness of how God can enter our lives and dwell intimately within our hearts. Sixteen pages of black-and-white photos are included. (From the back cover)
  • By Benjamin Wiker Publisher: TAN Books 2011, Softcover Author Benjamin Wiker (The Darwin Myth, A Meaningful World) takes on the most common errors that modern materialistic thinkers, convinced that faith and science must be mortal, have foisted into popular culture. With great learning, clarity, and wit he tackles stubborn confusions many people have about the relationship between Christianity - especially Catholicism - and the empirical sciences, and separates truth from lies, the factual from the fanciful. Weren't the Middle Ages "dark" for science? Didn't the Pope say Darwin was right? From the Big Bang to Galileo, from the origins of life on Earth to the existence of life on other planets, The Catholic Church and Science clears away the fog of falsehood and misunderstanding to reveal a faith whose doctrines do not contradict the facts of science, but harmonize with them - and a universe whose uncanny order and precision point not to chance assemblage by random forces, but to the purpose-built design of an intelligent creator. (From the back cover)
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    By Ralph Martin Publisher: Ignatius Press 1994, Soft Cover New Copy - slightly shelf worn Ten years after his best-selling book, A Crisis of Truth, Ralph Martin has again taken a look at the situation of the Catholic Church throughout the world from a quite different angle, and has offered a persuasive analysis of the spiritual factors at the heart of both the Church's difficulties and the hoped for renewal. In what reviewers have called an "awesome" marshalling of vital information about the Church's condition around the world, Mr. Martin puts us in touch with information that most of us have no access to, but is vital for understanding of "what the Spirit is saying to the Church today". (from the back cover)
  • By  Regis J. Flaherty Servant Books, 2002, Soft Cover, 189 Pages "Sacraments and sacramentals. Feast days and fasts. Rosaries. novenas, stations of the cross. These and many other traditional practices of the Catholic faithful receive a fresh look in this book." (From the back cover)
  • By Frederick W. Marks, Ph.D. Publisher: Emmaus Road 2001, Softcover Includes Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur Topics covered are Introduction to Matrimony, Preparation, Family Life, Spirituality and Catholic Sexual Ethics.
  • By William Thomas Walsh Publisher: TAN Books 1987, Softcover New Book with sun bleached spine plus label mark on back As with the Crusades and the Galileo case, any mention of the Inquisition sets off a series of preconceived judgments against the Catholic Church in the minds of those who hear about it today. Yet few today can give a really accurate description of what the Inquisition really was - why it came about, its aims, its methods, the number of person involved in it, the true record of its history, and the long-term results it achieved. To settle this matter and to set forth the facts about the Inquisition, the eminent Catholic historian William Thomas Walsh has drawn for us a detailed historical sketch of six prominent Inquisitors - "Characters of the Inquisition", as he calls them - and in the process has explained for the modern reader as well the background of the Inquisition, how it operated and the major historical lines of its progress. In so doing, he has laid to rest the standard myths accepted by most people today, for example, the lie that the Inquisition was ruthless and unjust, that it sent thousands to merciless torture and undeserved death, and that it was administered by unbalanced and sinister minds - the chief victim of this calumny being the Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, the "most notorious" of all the "notorious" Inquisitors General. (From the back cover)  
  • By Blessed Columba Marmion Published by Angelico Press 2012, Softcover, 384 pages Christ, the Life of the Soul is a modern spiritual classic. Drawing upon the Scriptures, the Liturgy, and the Doctors of the Church, Blessed Columba Marmion shows us the path towards freedom from self-bondage and the enlargement of our souls—to realize, with St. Paul, that “I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.” As Blessed Marmion puts it, “Christ is the Alpha and Omega of all sanctity.” He shows how to die to sin and live for God, and the primary sources of our spiritual nourishment in the Eucharist and prayer, until the consummation of our adoption in Christ Jesus in the mystical body of Christ. Perhaps Pope Benedict XV said it best: “Read this—it is the pure doctrine of the Church … and singularly conducive to excite and maintain the flame of Divine love in the soul.” (From the Back Cover)
  • Come Rack, Come Rope is a gripping historical novel which takes place during Queen Elizabeth I’s persecution of English Catholics. Based on the real sufferings of a real Catholic family in particular, and Catholics across the country, Robert Hugh Benson’s classic novel is one of tragedy and loss, but also heroism and human and divine love. The novel follows Robin and Margaret, a young couple in love who forgo their affection when Margaret realizes Robin is called to the priesthood. Both play a critical role in caring physically and spiritually for their fellow Catholics during this time of terror. Discover their heroism, love, and sacrifice, and be inspired to live it out in our own frightful times in Come Rack, Come Rope. Pages:   432 ISBN:   9781505109191 Publisher:   Saint Benedict Press, LLC. Imprint:   TAN Books Publication Date:   2016 Binding:   Paperbound Dimensions:   5.5 x 8.5 x 0.808.5
  • By Stephen Walford Published by Angelico Press 2016, Softcover, 393 pages At the heart of the Catholic faith, mirroring the great mystery of the Holy Trinity, stands another mystery, that of the “communion of saints,” in which the three states of the Church—on Earth, in Purgatory, and in Heaven—are united in sanctity and charity. In his new book, Stephen Walford invites us into this mystery from both biblical and theological perspectives so we may better understand what it means to be part of the “Mystical Body of Christ.” In a world where rationalism and relativism seek to erase the divine truth of Christianity, the doctrine of the communion of saints invites us to look beyond the natural, and embrace the supernatural, united in love with the Holy Souls and Saints who assist us in our journey toward the Kingdom of God. This book seeks to illumine, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, the beauty of this teaching of the Church on the unity of the divine love between God and man. (From the Back Cover)
  • By St. Augustine of Hippo Publisher: Penguin Books Used Book - very good condition - back cover has small dent and pages yellowed somewhat Translated by R. S. Pine-Coffin 1979, Softcover Saint Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430) was one of the outstanding figures of the declining Roman Empire. From his own account he lived a life of sin until his conversion to Christianity at the age of thirty-two. Twelve years later he gave a personal account of his search for truth in the Confessions, where his analysis of the emotional side of Christian experience in the face of sin remains unsurpassed. they are also intensely revealing of the man himself. (from the back cover)
  • By Stacy Mitch Published by Emmaus Road 1999, Softcover, 113 pages In the pursuit of holiness, women are called to exercise heroic charity in imitation of our Savior. Courageous Love instructs and inspires women of all walks of life to grow in this virtue. Courageous Love: A Bible Study on Holiness for Women is a biblically rich and eminently practical study for women of all walks of life. Be encouraged as you accept the universal call to holiness and strive to grow in love through service, prayer, obedience, purity, and discipline. Women who use Courageous Love will identify with the author in their own struggles and hopes and find encouragement as they learn to live sacrificial love. The format of Courageous Love makes it ideal for either personal use or as a group study suitable for women’s discussion groups. (From the St. Paul Center Website)
  • By Fulton J. Sheen Published by Angelico Press 2012, Softcover, 79 pages Fulton J. Sheen was remarkable in his ability to uncover many layers of meaning in the life and words of Jesus of Nazareth. The Seven Beatitudes and The Seven Words from the Cross—both were delivered from a mountain, but the connection runs deeper than that. As Bishop Sheen points out, Our Lord began His Public Life on the Mount of the Beatitudes and closed it on the Mount of Calvary. On the first He uttered the words central to His message; on the second He spoke to the deed central to His mission. Two avenues were thereby opened: one for spreading the Good News throughout the world, the other for reconciling all men to God through Christ. Fulton Sheen’s profound meditations will slake the spiritual thirst of all who desire a fuller understanding of the Gospels and seek to draw closer to Christ. (From the Back Cover)